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Lightflows: Self-funded growth for digital content company

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Case study

Lightflows provides a full end-to-end service for digital projects, including design, development and delivery of high-end websites and content management systems.

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Fast Facts

Start date: 2008

Website: www.lightflows.co.uk

Market sector: online

Location: Surrey

Investment raised: self-funded

Number of employees: 5

Company turnover: £350,000

"Joining an organisation like SETsquared is fantastic for business acceleration. From the start, it was helpful to have the incubation space and to be able to come into an office with a professional work atmosphere."

"SETsquared has also helped us with introductions to professionals such as lawyers and accountants,

and in helping us to network with other companies and just to have people to bounce ideas off."

"The mentoring provided by SETsquared has been really important. Specifically, the mentors have helped advise on how to structure deals with customers. They have also provided good advice on how to grow our business, and how to undertake business planning and financial modelling."

"Sarah De'Lacy, Surrey Centre Director, has been a great champion and supporter for the business: she's

been good at introducing us to people who need our services, and has kept us on track with regular updates and appraisals within SETsquared."

Matt Hicks, Founder, Lightflows

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Company Successes

2009: won contract to deliver animation and digital effects for BBC series ‘The Bionic Vet'

2012: won biggest contract to date, with Scotts Miracle-Gro, for websites across Europe

Without SETsquared's advice and introductions, we'd have been at least a year behind where we are now. SETsquared is an accelerator, and it's the fast track to the insight needed to run a business."

Matt Hicks, founder, Lightflows

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  • administrative support
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